Renée Zellweger Knows She Looks Different

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After all the talk yesterday, it seems like there is absolutely nothing left to say about the appearance of Renée Zellweger’s face at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event, but the actress herself has found a few more.

She spoke to People magazine about all the heaping piles of attention:

"I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows. My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy. For a long time I wasn't doing such a good job with that. I took on a schedule that is not realistically sustainable and didn't allow for taking care of myself. Rather than stopping to recalibrate, I kept running until I was depleted and made bad choices about how to conceal the exhaustion. I was aware of the chaos and finally chose different things."

And as to why people were so shocked by the way she looked on Monday evening? Here’s her answer: "People don't know me [as] healthy for a while. Perhaps I look different. Who doesn't as they get older?! Ha. But I am different. I'm happy."